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Letters As Symbols         22 02 2019

 

Paul Ibou (1939) designed during his career more than 350 logos & symbols and is one of the important pioneers in modern graphic design. Next to his design activities he published numerous books on symbols and logo's. In 1991 he built the foundations of the book Letters As Symbols: the concept, the cover and the basic layout. The book was never released and remained untouched for decades until young graphic designer Christophe De Pelsemaker and Paul Ibou established a collaboration in 2017. Paul Ibou acquired an enormous amount of logos through submission forms that were sent to him by the leading logo and brand identity designers of that time like Saul Bass, Alan Fletcher, Anton Stankowski, Yasaburo Kuwayama, Ken Cato, Paul Ibou, Wim Crouwel and many more. Letters As Symbols, contains logos from these submissions and was completed with contemporary work. It is a great honor to be included in this amazing publication with 3 logo’s: Karl Lagerfeld, Taskers and Jettson (which is also on the cover). Order your copy of Letters as Symbols here

 

 

Letters as Symbols, Christophe De Pelsemaker & Paul Ibou, Stockmans Art Books, Belgium, ISBN: 9789077207642

Promoting Fashion         08 09 2018

 

Laurence King’s latest publication Promoting Fashion by Barbara Graham and Caline Anouti is an invaluable guide for fashion students and professionals that wish to explore the marketing of fashion concepts. Covering advertising campaigns; communicating the brand message: sales promotion and more. We are extremely honored to be part of this great book. Moreover as our featured case, the rebranding of Pepe Jeans London, is about 20 years old but endured the test of time. Or as the editors described it in their own words: ‘Billboards, posters and even retail shelves were placed in unlikely and often visually chaotic situations. Printed packaging pioneered the use of non-recognition photography, where the focus is on the product rather than the model’s appearance. Lookbooks included artist’ thoughts on what denim and the brand meant to them. The concept of ’new’ was delivered using cool, industrial, cutting-edge yet fun and immersive objects and imagery’

 

Promoting Fashion, Laurence King Publishers, United Kingdom, ISBN: 9781786272157

 
 

 

Embracing Exchange Maastricht         02 06 2018 - 10 06 2018


You are cordially invited for the opening of EMBRACING EXCHANGE on the 2nd of June 16:00. The exhibition will run till the 10th of June, presenting 60 selected works of designers from the Cologne, Eindhoven and Maastricht regions. Showing state-of-the-art design from these three areas and will take place in the ‘Eiffelgebouw’ at the ‘Sphinxkwartier’. During the exhibition period, various events are programmed by the local creative industry. Check the website for complete programme.


EMBRACING EXCHANGE EXPO
02.06.2018 - 10.06.2018
Eiffel Building / Boschstraat / Maastricht
Monday till Friday: 12.00-18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00-19.00




 

New Project Added - Grivec Bros. Branding         05 03 2018


Not particularly a denim head, Boy Bastiaens has designed brand identities for some of the best denim and apparel companies in the industry since he opened his studio 30 years ago. His career has seen him work with Fiorucci, G-Star, Lee, K Karl Lagerfeld and Atelier LaDurance amongst others. His last and actually 14th. jeans branding project is a local, small scale, slow denim concept that perfectly reflects the spirit of the times. The brand is based around the identical twin brothers Roger & Marcel Grivec who've gained their practical skills and knowledge through many years of jeans trade and expert jeans repair. See about the Grivec Bros. brand identity project here

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